How Does CBD Affect Your Weight?
Cannabidiol/CBD is widely used today due to stress. It's a trendy phytonutrient compound derived from plants and most commonly and effectively used as a tincture. CBD is an oil-based extract. However, most people know very little about the positive benefits of CBD and that your weight loss depends on which brand you choose and what carrier oil they use. I’ll do my best to explain how CBD affects your weight according to scientific research.
First, it's important to understand the facts and know what CBD is and is not.
CBD is one of over 100 compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in cannabis. It’s the second most abundant cannabinoid — after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — and composes up to 40 percent of the plant’s extract. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, meaning that it does not cause a high. For the record, LynFit Maximum Strength Daily Wellness Liquid Drops is 100 percent THC-free!
CBD has countless benefits that all positively affect your health and well-being in numerous ways. It's best known for its ability to help reduce inflammation, thereby reducing pain by stimulating certain receptors in our body that are responsible for reducing pain, anxiety, and inflammation. The "shortlist" of how CBD can help you would include:
- You need relief from aches and pains
- You need fast-acting help falling asleep
- You need fast-acting stress relief
- You need help reducing anxiety and depression
- You need to reduce inflammation
- You have high cholesterol and need to reduce it as well as prevent arterial blockage
- You need to reduce blood sugar levels
- You need to reduce muscle spasms and neuralgia symptoms while promoting healing
- You need more omega 3’s in your diet but can’t take fish oils
- You need help with addictive cravings to food, alcohol, or nicotine
- You want to inhibit and prevent cancer cell growth
- You want to boost brain health
- You need help with your appetite and cravings
- You want to strengthen and protect your bone health (including your teeth)
- You want to protect your body in the very best way possible with the most potent antioxidants
CBD also improves mood and bliss (yes, even if it's THC-free) by preventing the breakdown of anandamide — a chemical often referred to as the “bliss molecule” — in your brain. The nutrients in CBD allows the anandamide to stay in your system longer, helping relieve pain and boost brain function (aka "steady the mood"). This is also how the natural botanicals in CBD help treat depression and anxiety.
The powerful phytonutrients found in CBD regulate the production of inflammatory molecules called cytokines, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.
Can LynFit Maximum Strength Daily Wellness Liquid Drops help me lose weight?
Yes! The nutrients in our Daily Wellness may help boost metabolism by making it easier for you to reduce your food intake because it blocks hunger and cravings. It also nourishes the body with the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Daily Wellness also helps prevent “low-carb flu” that can occur when trying to lose weight and making healthy dietary changes. It improves recovery and lessens the severity of side effects if your body is in need of mega-detoxing in order to jump-start weight loss or block aches and pains.
LynFit's Maximum Strength Daily Wellness is different than all the rest, especially store-bought versions that are allowed to be sold. Most are “watered down” in a short speech. It's not actually water, they just don't use as potent of CBD as brands like mine — think Ford Focus versus a Ferrari. Both are cars, but two very different speeds due to the extra horsepower, and more importantly, the quality.
When it comes to weight loss, LynFit's Daily Wellness won't cause weight gain the way other CBD oils and Gummies can because we use a special carrier oil that actually makes it easier to reach ketosis and won't kick you out of ketosis, meaning that it makes it easier to lose weight and burn off excess body fat.
LynFit uses a specific MCT carrier oil that is better than other coconut oils. Yes, it’s tad more expensive, which is why most companies won't use it, but we specialize in weight loss and fat burning, so it's our responsibility to make sure than any supplement we sell supports your goals versus keeping you from reaching them.
The specific MCT oil we use is sourced in the USA and is very hard to find.
Its chain is eight carbons long, and because of this, it boosts ketone production, making it easier to lose weight. It also helps reduce blood sugar levels, which help to reduce inflammation, bringing faster relief to your aches and pains. Your body's recovery and healing will improve as you improve its internal environment.
In addition to boosting metabolic function and making it easier to eat less and avoid the foods you crave, it also improves fat burning! CBD interacts with the receptors (CB1 and CB2) that are in lymphoid tissue and the brain. These receptors play important roles in our food intake, which directly affects how much we eat or crave.
This is particularly true of LynFit's brand of Daily Wellness because it’s THC-free, purified, and proven. Most companies do not do this because it's so expensive, but we know how important that is to us, and you. We don't believe in drugs that alter, and also, THC can have a negative effect on weight loss. It can also cause a positive drug test result, which is never a good thing.
We suggest that you avoid using CBD unless you buy it from a reputable brand like LynFit. We have been in business for the past 30 years, I personally take what I sell, and I won't sell anything that I’m not willing to use or give to my family. It's simple for me — you always know where to find me versus anonymous sellers who most likely don’t even exist.
How does CBD affect fat-burning?
CBD affects fat-burning by the “browning" of fat cells, meaning it specifically targets belly fat, which is the hardest to lose and also the most unhealthy. Many people hit age 40, lose all hope, and begin to accept the fact that they have more belly fat, which is a bad idea. It's not a bad idea because you don't have a 6-pack, but because that belly fat is extremely hazardous to your health. It's proof that your hormones are out-of-whack and your metabolic health markers are elevated above and beyond where there should be (NOTE: If you can pinch-an-inch, that's okay. But if you're holding handfuls, it's time for a change) and your health is being negatively affected.
We have two types of fat — white and brown — that exist in our bodies. White fat is the most abundant and is responsible for strong energy. It also insulates and cushions our organs. White fat is associated with almost all of our health problems when we have too much of it. Issues like diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation/joint diseases.
Brown fat (the good kind) generates heat/thermogenesis, which burns calories. The more brown fat you have, the more calories you burn, and the more belly fat you'll burn off. Every aspect of your health will improve; not to mention, your clothes will fit a lot better. You'll also finally be able to see your toes again!
Our bodies can convert the unhealthy white fat to brown more efficiently when a leaner, healthier lifestyle is followed. The combination of getting adequate sleep, the strategic use of nutritional supplements, and of course, making sure we get enough daily activity/exercise is vital to this process. Interestingly, over-exercising can prevent this process.
Researchers now agree that CBD may be able to accelerate and enhance this process, as long as the right carrier oil is used. However, if the wrong carrier oil is used, the exact opposite happens, and weight gain can occur. The studies are new, but all evidence is leaning toward the leaner outcomes. It's important to understand that NOT all CBD products are good for weight loss, and some CBD products could actually promote weight gain.
In addition to the wrong carrier oils being used, if the CBD isn't from a good, pure source, and all of the THC hasn't been removed (which happens in many of the store-bought brands) weight loss can be impacted. I can personally attest to the fact that LynFit's Daily Wellness is THC-free and helps make you leaner. And, I have leaner abs than I did when I was 25, even with a life that's full of stress, in addition to menopause.
CBD that’s not purified has trace amounts of THC, and uses the wrong carrier oil works in reverse, stimulating appetite and causing weight gain, specifically in the belly area. While these side effects can be good for cancer survivors, it's not a good thing when you're trying to lose weight and shed that muffin top. Many factors may influence hunger, but taking CBD to improve health shouldn’t be one of them.
So, the question of the week is: Should I try CBD oil to lose weight?
Yes, because CBD has been shown to improve health in so many other ways that its crazy not to. Unless your health is perfect and you sleep like a baby, it's one of the best ways to nourish and protect your body and your brain health. It’s safe and affordable (especially when you compare it to being sick).
If you need help figuring out whether or not you should take our Daily Wellness, or figuring out how to combine it with your other supplements or medications, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help.
One thing we can guarantee, besides the fact that it works is that you won't be sorry!
Disclaimer: CBD can help you lose weight when combined with reduced caloric intake and moderate daily activity. We suggest nightly use before bed, or in the evening when cravings strike. Replace breakfast and lunch with a Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Shake instead.
- Lisa Lynn